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Question 1: Whats up with the popped collars? Yea... i'll admit i have popped mine a few times, and it looks damn cool, but for the most part some people just look like they are trying too hard. Thoughts?

Question 2: Whats with the double collar. I think it looks cool but there are a couple of reasons i dont think i could pull it off.
1. It would be hot in the summer
2. It would be hot in the summer

Anyone have any experiene and know what i am talking about. Also, whats some other cool new looks that are hot right now.
 

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Popped collars? Are you talking about the college students who flip their polo collars, because they think it looks cool? If so, I've discussed this one before -- I believe in a "styles you hate" thread. In any case, don't flip your collar, PLEASE. If you ask me, everyone who tries to pull this one off is trying too hard to fit into a certain group.
 

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Can someone advise me: - Is this a blazer or winter jacket, etc? - What material do you think it is made of? - Where can I buy a similar one? - It seems that the jacket was constructed very carefully so that it would be able to stand as nicely as it does in the picture, yes?
 

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Thanks LAGuy.

Flipping up the collar is a privillege belonging to the few (you know what I mean*), and even then, best done only every now and then. Qualifications for flipping up other clothing items (e.g. sports jacket) are less stringent.

I saw a young man who wore his polo shirt with the collar flipped up. He was also wearing a mesh cap with an adjustable strap and talking ghetto style. I wanted to cry for him.

*wealthy-looking (not necessarily wealthy), athletic, tall, slim, clear faced, socialable individuals
 

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Flipping up the collar is a privillege belonging to the few (you know what I mean*), and even then, best done only every now and then. Qualifications for flipping up other clothing items (e.g. sports jacket) are less stringent.
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*wealthy-looking (not necessarily wealthy), athletic, tall, slim, clear faced, socialable individuals
Not really. Rockers have been doing this forever. It really requires more of a 'I don't give a fuck' attitude, which you'll find across the social spectrum, from preps to punks. (Though being tall and slim helps with anything clothing-related.)
 

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Not really. Rockers have been doing this forever. It really requires more of a 'I don't give a fuck' attitude, which you'll find across the social spectrum, from preps to punks. (Though being tall and slim helps with anything clothing-related.)
Perhaps you're right. But don't you think it will particularly pathetic on a "I-could-care-less" guy but one who is also overweight and has a severe acne problem?
 

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But don't you think it will particularly pathetic on a "I-could-care-less" guy but one who is also overweight and has a severe acne problem?
Sure. But a lot of things would look bad on said guy.

I was commenting more on your assertion that one needs to be wealthy(-looking) to pull off this particular look, and that it's a privilege. There's nothing inherently privileged about this, or most looks, and people can wear it whenever and however they want, regardless of personal assets or social standing.

And as for the guy you saw wearing a popped polo with a mesh cap, I'd feel bad for him too. But more because he was probably wearing the popped collar unironically.
 

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Any thoughts on 'popping' (what a strange word.) the collar of a DB coat? Â I'll be damned if I can even find a good RTW coat to try it on in Winnipeg, so I'm asking because when I first bespeak a suit, I want to know if it is possible for my tailor to cut the lapels and collar in such a way that the peaks don't cut my throat (I, of course, exaggerate) without cutting in the style of the pea coat. Â Ditto for SB peaked lapels. Â In my mind, 'Popping' should always be an option on a non-faddish suit coat--the lapels and collar are derived from rolling down the collar of older-style coats.
 

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LA Guy are you saying it's ok to pop the collar of a long sleeved dress shirt? I have never seen anyone do that, but I agree that popping the colar of polo shirts looks ridiculous. Most of the kids at my school wear the pink Lacoste polos and pop the collar and are sportin some cool abercrombie wind pants.
 

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This thread is a bit of a crackup, as when I visited my 91 year old Grandfather last weekend, he was wearing a safari/fishing shirt (probably from Orvis or Filson) with the collar flipped up. He looked darned good. Of course he is one of the most stylish people you will ever meet...
 

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i sometimes pop my jacket collar when i feel really cold or my shirt collar on a hot day to keep from getting a sunburn on my neck. what's the big deal?
 

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